LeBron James Deletes Tweet About Ma’Khia Bryant Shooting After Pushback
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton (R) is calling out NBA icon LeBron James for his commentary on social media. It stems from a tweet from James, that he has since deleted, of the officer who shot and killed Ma’Khia Bryant, with the caption, “You’re next. #Accountability,” insinuating that he should be prosecuted just like Derek Chauvin.
In response, Cotton tweeted, “LeBron James is inciting violence against an Ohio police officer. This is disgraceful and dangerous. Is the NBA okay with this?”
And, the brother of George Floyd, Philonise Floyd, is standing up in support of the Las Vegas Raiders after the team tweeted, “I can breathe,” after the verdict of Derek Chauvin was announced. The team immediately received pushback online from people saying it was done in poor taste. But Philonise Floyd issued a statement on behalf of the family saying in part, “Let’s take this breath together in honor of my big brother who couldn’t. Let’s do it for George.”
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